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Punk Rock HR

Nov 25, 2019

Let’s Fix Work Episode 85

If you've ever parked your car, decided to check Twitter, and 10 minutes later you were still in your car or if you have ever woken up in the morning, only to check your Smartphone and think What the hell am I doing? you're not alone. I’ve just described myself. At times, I feel like I am addicted to technology. My guest today is Adam Alter, an Associate Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business and author of the book, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked.

Guess what, technology is irresistible and this alluring temptation is all around us. The devices have been designed this way—to make us rely on them and want more interactions from others using devices. Professor and author Adam Alter is here today to help modify our addictive technology behaviors. And I have to tell you this message is timely. So if you've got any issues related to technology and you want to learn how to adjust your behavior plus reclaim your day,  sit back and listen to today’s episode of Let’s Fix Work

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Behavioral addictions and their consequences
  2. The rise in tech addictions and how to manage in a tech-heavy world 
  3. The need for self-leadership in resolving the issues with tech addictions
  4. How employees are judged for their efficiency and new ways to convey their efficiency moving forward
  5. What consumers are demanding out of their tech and their concerns about addiction
  6. Economic classes and the current role of technology
  7. Some solutions for limiting our exposure to tech
  8. The motives driving us to utilize technology

Resources from this episode:

Adam Alter on LinkedIn
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
Drunk Tank Pink
Self-Leadership Summit
Read more from Laurie
Work with Laurie



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